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First attempt.

Postby CuriousDrew » Tue 09.19.2006 1:16 pm

From memory...

こんばんは!

私はドリュです。

英です。

私の日本語は何ですか?

Sorry if its terrible but I'm just a beginner. Any corrections?
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RE: First attempt.

Postby Schattenjedi » Tue 09.19.2006 1:38 pm

CuriousDrew wrote:
From memory...

こんばんは!

私はドリュです。

英です。

私の日本語は何ですか?

Sorry if its terrible but I'm just a beginner. Any corrections?


イギリス人です。

私の日本語はどうですか?
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RE: First attempt.

Postby hungryhotei » Tue 09.19.2006 1:40 pm

Do you mean: イギリス人です。 私の日本語はどうですか?
Is ドリュ your name? I think you may have it wrong?

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RE: First attempt.

Postby CuriousDrew » Tue 09.19.2006 1:53 pm

Probably, been practicing kana so and have only just started leaning vocab and grammar. Sorry if I fouled it up totally. Guess its back to the drawing board... *sigh*

ドリュー is my attempt at Drew in kana (as in Andrew). 'doryu-' is the closest I could get.

I also put 'what' instead of 'how'. Rather funny really. :D

sould 英です。 be 英人です。.
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RE: First attempt.

Postby hungryhotei » Tue 09.19.2006 1:59 pm

You are right, ドリュー would be best for Drew.

You'll want to say イギリス人, not 英人。 英人 seems to be less used than 英国人 and is also a Japanse first name (ひでと). 英国人 sounds formal and offical - appropriate for writing on official forms and things.
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RE: First attempt.

Postby CuriousDrew » Tue 09.19.2006 2:10 pm

Ah...

Thanks for clarifying that. I'll stick to イギリス人 for now then.

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RE: First attempt.

Postby hungryhotei » Tue 09.19.2006 2:16 pm

Just so you don't get into bad habits, it's ありがと
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RE: First attempt.

Postby CuriousDrew » Tue 09.19.2006 2:24 pm

damn. don't know how that one slipped past. :)
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RE: First attempt.

Postby AJBryant » Tue 09.19.2006 3:39 pm

You are right, ドリュー would be best for Drew.


Avast, matey!

You mean ドルー (which has the sound of /do-ruu/). ドリュー has the sound of /do-ryuu/.


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RE: First attempt.

Postby hungryhotei » Tue 09.19.2006 3:50 pm

My google search gave me to ドリュー・バリモア、and Andrew (which should have the same sound) is usually アンドリュー, which led to my previous conclusion.

However, now you mention it ドルー does sound closer. I just don't know what to believe anymore. :(
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RE: First attempt.

Postby datdo » Tue 09.19.2006 4:51 pm

believe in the force...but I also think ドルー sounds much more like drew than ドリュー or ドリュ...but thats my opinion and u can't put much stock in my word(I think thats the correct idiom)
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RE: First attempt.

Postby Tspoonami » Tue 09.19.2006 8:09 pm

こんばんは、ドルーさん! おげんき です か?まちがえば、しんぱいしない!

まちがえる = to make a mistake [verb]
しんぱい する = to worry



datdo wrote:I think thats the correct idiom

If the meaning ye'r lookin' fer be conveyed, then the selecshun of werds don' have no more worth than thems in pirate's cliches, matey! So don't be gettin yer pantaloons in a bunch.

All spellin' errers intenshunnal, arr. Spontaneous apostrophes, too.
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